Day of the Dead is an instrumental 3 piece band formed in 2005.

Taking the haunting tremolo sounds of vintage spy movies, and the twisted tones from spaghetti western soundtracks, Day of the Dead infuse modern energy into a Frankenstein of surf guitar fury. These guys sound straight out of a Tarantino film we are yet to see, and play like killers on a mission.

The Band was formed by Ben Frichot, the creative force behind Instrumental hard case outfit, Storytime. Frichot is a WAMI "Guitar player of the year" winner and has been creating instrumental guitar music for over 15 years. During his career he has featured on numerous surf movie soundtracks for Billabong, Rip Curl and Rusty and performed with legendary surf guitarists including the great Dick Dale. In late 2005 Day of the Dead began performing live and were soon invited to play a number of profile shows with artists including The Living End, Greenday, Shihad, Motorhead, Karnivool, Gomez and The Kill Devil Hills.

In 2006 the The Dead released their debut album, "Killer Sounds from the Midnight Highway". The album was produced by Dom Mariani of The Stems and has been described as "an evolutionary step forward in a genre that almost everyone on the planet loves, in spite of most of them not owning much of it." Xpress magazine Febuary 2007 In 2008 the band release "Kill or be Killed" their strongest work to date. This album was engineered by Adam Spark from the Birds of Tokyo and features guest violinist Alex Archer from The Kill Devil Hills. Be sure to download the tunes and check it out, but nothing can prepare you for the smoking live energy of Day of the Dead.

So if you are into low brow, surf guitar, psycho twang, spaghetti western, hotrod driving, retro futuristic, cold war, sonic noir, soundtrack music then tune in and enjoy the ride!